Enter the Dragon archway donated by Taiwan in 1970, and you'll find yourself on the street formerly known as Dupont in its notorious...
Ruth Asawa Fountain
Frank Lloyd Wright Building
Shrink the Guggenheim, plop it inside a yellow-brick box with a round Romanesque entryway and put it where you'd least expect it: on a...
Upstairs at the Mystic Hotel, enter a decadent Victorian parlor bar with century-old tile floors, red-velvet sofas and gaudy chandeliers...
Escape down an SF alleyway to the perfect French café, with zinc bar, umbrella tables outside and staff chattering en français . Lunch...
Le Sanctuaire information
Mad scientists, thrill seekers and professional chefs get buzzed, speakeasy-style (read: appointment only) at this culinary curiosity shop. Here you'll find anchovy juice, spherifiers to turn fruit into caviar, salt for curing meats and, of course, that hallmark of molecular gastronomy: foaming agents.
Check the website for classes on making smoked watermelon with vacuum sealers and using liquid nitrogen to make powdered lard – alas, suspending disbelief with gellants isn't on the schedule.